Cats Ready for Fall Scrimmage

Aug. 21, 2009

TUCSON--The Wildcats practiced Friday morning to complete much of their preseason football preparation, with Saturday's fall scrimmage in Arizona Stadium, and a workout Sunday to mark the final session before UA classes begin Monday.

Head coach Mike Stoops and staff commence their regular-season practice regimen, with weekday late-afternoon sessions, on Tuesday. UA opens the season in two weeks at home against Central Michigan. (Get your tickets now.)

Saturday's activities start with Fan Appreciation Day from 5 to 6 p.m. in Arizona Stadium, with practice and the scrimmage afterward.

Stoops said earlier in the week that much of the pecking order for personnel would be determined after Saturday's action, including a choice for the No. 1 quarterback -- between sophomores Matt Scott and Nick Foles. Other depth chart decisions have been quite evident throughout camp, with 14 returning starters and some revealing play during spring practice.

Mike Stoops Aug. 19

Another thing that's been clear in camp is the respect accorded the opening opponent, the Chippewas of Central Michigan. Among standouts on the club are quarterback Dan LeFevour, defensive end Frank Zombo, linebacker Nick Bellore and receiver-punt returner Antonio Brown. The Chips are working to become the first Mid-American Conference team to earn four consecutive bowl berths, and bring a team with considerable weapons to Tucson.

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